What is the difference between dynamic and static IP address?

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What is the meaning of dynamic IP address and static IP address? Also, please explain the difference between these two types of IP address. Thanks.

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What is the difference between dynamic and static IP address?

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An IP address is a merely a number assigned to each device (e.g., pc, Printers) participating in a  network that uses IP from communicating. eg: 216.27.61.137

Static IP addresses are reserved for you and don't change over time whereas Dynamic addresses can change each time you connect to the Internet. Broadband / dialup usually use dynamic IP addresses.

Static IP usually and are typically assigned to business level users, corporate environment. They are usually costlier than Dynamic IP address, as they are reserved for you.

Every time you use internet you connect and disconnect. Each time you connect to internet you will be assigned different IP address. Now, that is Dynamic IP address which keeps changing.

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What is the difference between dynamic and static IP address?

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The way Internet Service Providers allocate IP addresses to their customers whether it is dynamic or static differs depending on the ISP and the needs of the customers. To differentiate static from dynamic IP addressing in the simplest possible way, for static, only 1 IP address is assigned for one customer and for dynamic, the customer will have a different IP address every time he logs in to his computer.

Static IP addressing is more dependable when used over VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol or maybe to host a gaming website. This is also best applied when you use your computer as a server because you can expect a faster performance in file uploads and downloads. Another advantage of using a static IP address is when hosting a website because here you are assured that your IP address is yours only and is not shared with any other company.

The only downside of having a static IP address is that it can become a security risk because it is always the same and doesn’t change. This type of IP addressing is also easier to track especially for companies designed for data mining. Dynamic IP addressing has lots of advantages and one of the largest advantages you can get is its being less security risk.

This is because every time a user logs in, his computer will be assigned a different IP address. This type of IP addressing is mostly used by ISPs so they can allocate one IP address to quite a few users.

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